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Winner - Platinum
Competition: Spark:Fall/Winter Student
Designer: Design Team
Design Type: Product & industrial, Health & Medical
Company / Organization / School: ArtCenter College of Design
Team Members: Shuxian Hong, Yi Ding & Olina (Yuhan) Zhang
Every year, countless plastic toothbrushes end up in landfills and oceans. Our culture is obsessed with cleanliness, but we are dirtying our planet.Components of Osome products are made primarily from reclaimed ocean plastic, designed for reuse and recyclability. We developed Osome with consideration of the environment, oral health, and a fun user experience. After reviewing the oral hygiene market and the life cycle of oral care products, we designed our product to accommodate consumer behavior change, while engaging community connections through recycling and education. Osome plans to partner with environmental organizations to incentivize recycling and ocean cleanup through our specially designed consumer network. The Osome kit helps good habits develop all in one place. The Osome product set contains a modular toothbrush, floss heads, toothpaste with a patterned applicator, and “Ostime,” our signature combination timer and toothpaste squeezer. The Osome toothbrush allows creative combinations of handle units and brush heads. Osome toothpaste tubes have recyclable aluminum tubes, and the differently patterned nozzles are designed to be long-lasting and collectible. Ostime users are able to squeeze out every last drop of toothpaste, and the two-minute timer keeps you brushing. Osome minimizes plastic waste and makes brushing fun.